Random order. I haven’t had a lot of time to read the comments this week, so sorry if I say something that has already been addressed!
Merisan: I really like the groove this has going throughout. The chorus is really great- reminds me a bit of sting (shape of my heart). This sounds good, but you can’t hear the voice at all. It’s easier during the chorus when you multi track the vocals, but it’s still hard. Maybe if Erin had been there it would cut through better, but as it is you have so many low frequencies that they crowd out the laid back sound of sams voice. I’d love to hear a Version of this with the vocals higher in the mix. In general, a good song, but I can’t hear the backwards story.
Lichen throat: your diction has really come a long way! I can understand about every word. I like the drums you used, and i like the different texture of sounds you used. The vocals are sounding good, and can improve as always. I would recommend practicing the song a little slower before recording to really get a handle on where each note is going. Good job!
Agony Sauce: I love how the story is backwards by virtue of each line. The sample sounds great, your vocals sound great, I just really like this song. Something about it reminds me of Richard Cory by S&G.
Grumpy Mike: I like your sound a lot, particularly how well balanced your songs always are. I like this song for its sound and how it evokes thoughts of fantasy, but I really have a hard time understanding the story, front or back.
Max Bombast: this one sounds great!! I LOVE the ooooohs you have going on- it’s a really beautiful tone you have. Part of why I like this song so much is that it doesn’t sound exactly like the other ones you put out- some about how you deliver the notes and words is different. It might just be the slower tempo, but your words are less rushed, and it feels like you’re giving each note more care. Cool story. Love the post apocalyptic scenario.
Faster Jackelope: I like your voice, glennny! I don’t know why you get so down on it. I like the story, but I want there to be more of it. Needs one more verse. The vocal fade out while the instruments kept going was a pretty cool effect, like the guy is fading away but the world goes ever on. I might steal that effect in the future....
Rachael Layne: this makes me smile every time. Love that back And forth synth on wrong place wrong time... the story is understandable, and somewhat interesting, but this some to me is about the arrangement and your voice.
Bss: I like the use of Greek mythology for the story; it works out well, and makes a cool narrative. The music is good, and I like the vocalist. I like the intro, and the bass line is really great, but in general, i don’t find this exceedingly memorable. I like the vibraphone that comes in and out.
Vowl Sounds: What a twist! Holy cow! You do such an amazing job weaving the themes in and out, especially the references to the previous songs. The vocals on Stop the World give me chills EVERY TIME. HOLY COW this song is good. That Love/evol (which I always heard as evil) thing is great. The backwards vocals and their panning is great, and I fully intend to pop this into audacity to flip it around. This song is chock full of amazing stuff, like how the song references go back, the sonic texture, the impeccable singing, and the back up vocals. Not surprised you won. Excellent work.
(Have I mentioned i love your voice?)
Sunday Colors: this is a really lovely sound. I really love when you multitrack the vocals, and when you start vocalizing. The sound you have matches the melancholic story really well, which sound like a suicide? Hard to tell. The bass at the end really ramps up the energy. This story is interesting but I feel like yes referring to a well know story I don’t know.
Rain watt: I like this song, it’s sweet, and makes me feel loved, and I totally identify with the animosity against boxes full of stuff. Again, not your most memorable song, but I’m really glad you’re still in!
Iveg: I can’t open the file on my phone, but I remember enjoying your song at the listening party! Particularly the German.